Berges is an old marble-cuttting and polishing mill 1 km. from the ancient village of Caunes-Minervois and its restored abbey, established by Charlemagne in 791. The abbey is now a center for the arts, particularly for sculpture of the local rose-colored marble.
We have 4 apartments on 1.5 hectares along a small river, surrounded on both sides by communal forests great for hiking.
Arbousier is one of the two 2-bedroom apartments; the other two are 1-bedroom units. The bedrooms have standard double beds and there is a private terrace with barbecue. The 15x5 meter swimming pool is shared with all apartments. There is also a trampoline for the kids.
The land has fruit and olive trees as well as a rose garden and open space. Caunes is 25 minutes from Carcassonne, the largest walled city in Europe, and about an hour from the wide sandy beaches of the Mediterranean. The Minervois---in fact, all of Languedoc, is wine country settled by the Romans more than 2000 years ago. Today it is still rolling plains covered with vineyards, orchards and olive groves.
Terry and Lois are great hosts. The apartment was spacious and very clean. It had everything we needed including a washer and dryer. The hosts gave us lots of local insight of the area. R ed marble everywhere along with a waterfall next to the stairs up to the apartment. Very peaceful yet convenient to many Cathare points of interesting. The rooms are tastefully decorated.
Beautiful place - friendly hosts, super service, wonderful settings :-)